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Definition of dig into phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


dig into

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    dig into something

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  1. 1(informal) to start to eat food with enthusiasm She dug into her bowl of pasta.
  2. 2to push or rub against your body in a painful or uncomfortable way His fingers dug painfully into my arm.
  3. 3to find out information by searching or asking questions Will you dig a little into his past and see what you find?

    dig something into something

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  1. 1to mix soil with another substance by digging the two substances together
  2. 2to push or press something into something else She dug her hands deeper into her pockets.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: dig into